Administration of Will Trusts

Our lawyers can relieve Trustees of the administrative burden associated with their Trust’s affairs

Our lawyers can relieve Trustees of the administrative burden associated with their Trust’s affairs

Administration of Will Trusts - What should you consider?

Administering a Will Trust successfully can be time consuming and daunting. Our Trust administration solicitors can help you with your duties as a Trustee or help you look after your Trust correctly.

At Goughs, we have extensive experience in Trust administration ensuring a tax-efficient way to preserve your wealth and provide for future generations.

How can we help you with your Will Trust?

Will Trusts are complex and Trustees often struggle to manage their duties meaning they could face claims from beneficiaries. 

We can assist you with the following…

Managing the administration of Trusts

Ensuring the Trust is legal and tax compliant

We can act as a professional Trustee for you

Advising on legal responsibilities of Trustees

Preparing Trust accounts

Providing expert legal advice about tax management

We're here to help you protect your wealth

Your local Trust administrators since 1882

Popular questions
about administering a Will Trust

A Will Trust gives assets to the people you appoint as Trustees to hold for the future benefit of others (the beneficiaries). It is included in your Will and set up on your death. Trusts are often used as a tool for the benefit of Inheritance Tax planning.

Trusts are set up for a number of reasons which include the control and protection of family assets or the financial protection of a person who may be too young to handle their affairs and more.

A Trustee takes legal ownership of the assets held by a trust and assumes fiduciary responsibility for managing those assets and carrying out the purposes of the Trust.

Our specialist legal advisors in Wiltshire have many years experience in Trust administration and acting as a professional Trustee. We will work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

When choosing a Trustee it’s important to understand they are the one who accepts legal responsibility for the assets in the Trust. 

Administering a Trust successfully is a complex and time consuming process. Our solicitors at Goughs have the legal experience and knowledge necessary.

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Sue Greenman

Everything was completed professionally and within my tight time scales. I would like to say thank you and would definitely go back to Goughs should I need help in the future.

Ali McBrine

Thank you Alice Blackmore for your fantastic professional support, with care, compassion and kindness, of our need for explanation and understanding of the system and language in a lot of correspondence. Thank you too for being always being honest and empathic of our feelings.

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Another well-managed transaction handled promptly and professionally by Nadine Cook and her team. We have used Goughs before, will use again and would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody.

Phil Carter

Goughs Solicitors provide a friendly, professional and extremely reassuring service. The whole team, especially Georgina Catlin, are empathetic and provide sound advice when required, you definitely feel you are in safe hands.

Your Trust & estates team

Maxine Coles

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

Maxine specialises in Private Client work, with much of her work being in elderly client care. She has a natural empathy towards clients in what can often be distressing situations.

Samantha Pettersen


Samantha joined Goughs as a Solicitor in 2020. Samantha has been practicing in Private Client law since 2018, and loves the personal interaction with clients and being able to help them with difficult personal and emotional circumstances.

Annie James


Annie qualified as a Private Client solicitor in 2016 and joined Goughs in February 2020. She specialises in the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, preparation and administration of Trusts, and the administration of Estates. Annie prides herself on taking the time to really understand the needs and priorities of her clients.

Rochelle Graham


Rochelle qualified as a Private Client solicitor in September 2019 after gaining valuable experience in the Private Client team. She is now a year qualified and continues to develop and further her knowledge of Private client work.

Luchia Hirst

Associate Solicitor

Luchia has been practicing Private Client law for close to 8 years, and really enjoys the client contact and hands-on nature of this area of practice.

Dawn Moir

Partner (TEP)

Dawn joined in 2003 and became a partner in 2004. Whilst Dawn supports her team with all aspects of estate planning and estate administration, her particular areas of expertise are later life planning & support, and trust creation & administration, including all things tax.

Phillip Bolton

Partner & Head of Private Wealth

Phillip is a Partner and Head of the Private Wealth Team at the firm. His practice encompasses all aspects of private client work, with a particular interest in complex Wills, wealth preservation, tax mitigation, and estate planning.

Emma Taylor

Partner & Head of Private Client

Emma began her life at Goughs in 2008 as a Solicitor. Now, with over 15 years of experience, she is a Partner and Head of the Private Client Department. Emma deals with all areas of Private Client work but has a particular interest in Trusts and Complex Property Ownership.

Trish Watkins

Senior Associate (FCILEx)

As a Private Client lawyer, Trish always had a strong empathy for the elderly and vulnerable and prides herself in being able to engage with them and support them through what can be very difficult times.

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